CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q364

Pete, an IT Administrator, needs to secure his server room. Which of the following mitigation methods would provide the MOST physical protection?

A. Sign in and sign out logs
B. Mantrap
C. Video surveillance
D. HVAC

Correct Answer: B
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Mantraps are designed to contain an unauthorized, potentially hostile person/individual physically until authorities arrive. Mantraps are typically manufactured with bulletproof glass, high-strength doors, and locks and to allow the minimal amount of individuals depending on its size. Some mantraps even include scales that will weigh the person. The doors are designed in such a way as to open only when the mantrap is occupied or empty and not in-between. This means that the backdoor must first close before the front door will open. Mantraps are in most cases also combined with guards. This is the most physical protection any one measure will provide.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Sign in and sign out logs is not the most physical of access control measures to be employed.
C: Video surveillance includes the use of a camera and implies the recording of events to gather as evidence – not a physical method.
D: HVAC is used to control the physical environment factors such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 371